These dates maintain their shape when chopped into a salad, sauté, or dough, or if filled with nuts or cream cheese. Due to their lower moisture content, Deglet Noor and Zahidi dates are minimally sticky compared to moister dates and last longer without refrigeration.
As it continues to ripen, the Barhi becomes increasingly moist and sweet as the firm yellow flesh yields to melting caramel. We especially enjoy the interplay of contrasting flavor, texture, and mouthfeel of these 'half-and-half' Barhi dates.
The second photo above shows the Barhi nearing the end of its rutab stage, with its once-yellow firmness softened into an amber cloud.